Mini Coopers recalled due to fault

An electrical fault in Mini Coopers which could cause the cars to catch fire, has lead to almost 30,000 being recalled in Britain alone.

The fault can result in the water pump failing, which means the car may overheat.

A spokesman for BMW, which makes the Mini, said that one such case is being investigated in Britain.

A recall notice will be issued to owners in the coming weeks over concerns regarding the Mini Cooper S and Mini John Cooper Works.

Anyone who receives a recall letter will have to go to their car dealer and have a new water pump fitted if there is a problem.

The German car maker will recall approximately 29,800 cars in the UK and around 235,000 worldwide. The spokesman went on to say that there is a very low incidence of the electrical fault and the cars are still safe to drive.

Copyright Press Association 2012